Message #91 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Date: Sun, 08 Mar 1998 Subject: ANASAZI SITE --- PRISTINE AND UNTOUCHED [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: Hank Hayne email@example.com I own and protect a property adjoining Cortez Colorado and McElmo Canyon. A unique property in danger of urban sprawl, with an Anasazi community burried and undisturbed. I am in search of a University or foundation interested in researching and protecting a property of this type. Reply: Universities generally don't have the money. If seeking a university, the best bet would be one near you, though, many schools do come in to the SW from a distance to sponsor field schools. When universities or institutions sponsor field schools, even the 'profesional' or 'scientific' digging can be destructive -- excavation is not generally a method of preservation, but, excavation may be a means in the preservation process. If your interest is preservation, I recommend you contact the Archaeological Conservancy. Don Dove and Glendale Community College host a field school in your area may be able to offer advice on how to finance, market and conduct appropriate research. Also contact the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office or other Colorado professionals for advice. There are a few good books out on how to protect sites on private property. If you need the references, please let me know. SWA list members may contact you to offer additional advice regarding your situation.